Teacher "a good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others"

Daily Tasks

Teachers must...

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver lessons to students
  • Assign and grade work
  • Provide guidance to students to help them complete their task and prepare them for their educational and personal future
  • Communicate, co-operate, and consult with other members of the school
  • Speak with and inform parents of the students to ensure their educational success
  • Participate in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or care agreements, for the better organization and administration of the school
  • Participate in school assemblies
  • Register and monitor the attendance of students under care
  • Collaborate with parents of the students to ensure a productive work environment

Work Schelule

Teachers typically work from 7:30 in the morning to about 4 in the afternoon, depending on what responsibilities you have each day.

The majority of the day is spent teaching lessons to students, but extra time must also be incorporated to plan lessons and grade papers.


The yearly salary for teachers in Arkansas is typically from $35,000 to $50,000

Work Environment

  • Work in a classroom setting (in a school teaching children of different ages)
  • Typically classroom can be personalized to fit the teachers individual needs and desires

Issues/ Problems

  • Funding to the school could be cut
  • Too much technology in the classroom could cause distractions and lack of learning
  • Dealing with unsupportive parents could make teaching the child stressful if a difficult situation arises


  • Health insurance and pension plans
  • Sick and personal/vacation days during the school year
  • Extended summer vacation every year!!!
  • Personal benefits: If you have kids of your own, you will have the same school schedule as them so you most likely won't have to pay for much daycare once they are school age

How do teachers help children and/or their families?

  • Educate children to prepare them for their future
  • Involve parents in the education so they can help support the children with their educational career

Teachers help children and young adults reach their fullest potential. They help them discover their work drive and their personality while teaching them about the world and how to thrive in it. They can help the family as a whole by involving the parents in the child's educational life

Education and work skills needed to become a teacher

  • Requires a minimum of 4 years of college (Bachelors degree) in education
  • Degree required in subject area to be taught
  • Communication skills
  • "People skills"
  • Effective discipline skills
  • Knowledge of subject matter


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